Storms cause havoc during NYC commute, stranding train riders

Angelo Anderson
May 17, 2018

Tuesday's severe storms are still impacting rail service in the Hudson Valley.

Metro-North says the Hudson, New Haven and Harlem+ lines have resumed normal service after being suspended earlier because of downed trees on the tracks.

Commuters are stranded in Grand Central Terminal during the evening commute, Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in NY.

The sky over the city turned black as the storms rolled in.


Service remains suspended between Wassaic and Southeast.

MTA chairman Joe Lhota, speaking during a hastily planned news conference at Grand Central, said trains were getting back on line as of about 6:10 p.m., but warned that residual delays would still be a factor.

The storms downed numerous trees and power lines in Westchester, Putnam, Sullivan and Orange counties.

Power outages added to the chaos on Tuesday evening, and flight delays out of New York's three major airports numbered in the hundreds. The United Illuminating Co., which serves the southwestern shoreline, was reporting almost 9,901 customers without power.

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